Rejected 'Bad Boys' TV offshoot gets new life on Charter's Spectrum cable system

“L.A.’s Finest,” a “Bad Boys” offshoot and can’t-miss broadcast pilot that ultimately did, got new life Tuesday in a brand new place: Charter Communications’ Spectrum cable system.

Charter, which owns Spectrum, announced it had picked up 13 episodes of the one-hour action drama series, which stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, and will make it the first major series for Spectrum Original Content. It’s part of Charter’s plan to finance and develop shows that will first be seen by Spectrum customers before moving to other platforms.

NBC last month passed on ‘Finest,’ one of the broadcast pilot seasons’ highest-profile projects.

“Finest,” which will premiere in 2019, is based on Syd Burnett, a character first played by Union in the 2003 film, “Bad Boys II.”

According to a show description, the series follows Syd, “last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past, Syd is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two women don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles.”

The cast also includes Ernie Hudson, Zach Gilford, Duane Martin and Ryan McPartlin.

Charter, the second-largest U.S. cable operator, had 16.6 million video subscribers as of June 2017. According to Nielsen, there are nearly 120 million TV homes in the country.

Sony Pictures Television is the producing studio and Jerry Bruckheimer is an executive producer of the drama.







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